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Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners

Celebrating TWENTY years of
“Promoting safe use and ownership of firearms through education, litigation, and legislation”
1996 – 2016

Places to Avoid While Armed

Certain businesses in Michigan have either posted no-guns ‘signs’ or have indicated in their ‘business policy’ that persons lawfully licensed to carry concealed firearms for self defense are not welcome on their property or within their place of business.

This policy of denying Michigan’s most upstanding and law abiding men and women the right to resist criminal attack while shopping or doing business does not create a safe environment, as only law-abiding citizens will obey their signs. “No-Guns” signs simply mean that criminals have a lot less to worry about and may even be emboldened to commit armed criminal acts in these so-called “gun free environments”.

Although most businesses in Michigan have chosen not to post discriminatory signs against concealed pistol license holders, some have. Even though these businesses have the right to post no firearms allowed signs, it does NOT mean that they are “gun free environments” as criminals intent on robbery, or worse, will continue to be armed.View List

Executive Director’s Message

Fall 2017: Thanks to all of you who turned out for MCRGO’s first Fall Firearms Festival the final Saturday in September. This event replaces our annual regional picnics in the Lower Peninsula and was designed to be more interactive with seminars, shooting competitions, a vendor mart, food, and camping. Read More

Michigan & National News

Trump signs defense bill into law that includes 1911 CMP language
2018/01/11 – Guns.com
The bipartisan 2018 National Defense Authorization Act signed Tuesday includes a plan to transfer the U.S. Army’s remaining stock of .45 ACP M1911A1 pistols to the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

Will This Smart Gun Solve America’s Gun Problem?
2018/01/08 – Daily Beast
Julia Wolfson, an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health who has studied gun violence prevention policies, said the data simply do not exist to argue that smart guns can save lives.

Grand Rapids sees increase in illegal gun seizures
2017/12/17 – Detroit News
The city has seen a sharp increase in seizures of illegal firearms in recent years.

Twenty-Three State Attorneys General Back National Concealed Carry Reciprocity
2017/12/05 – TownHall
The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act is currently making its way through the House. It is expected to be voted out of Committee and onto the House floor. If passed, which would also require 60 votes in the Senate, the legislation will allow individuals to travel across state lines with their lawfully issued permits.

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Assault Rifle, Open-Carry Appeals
2017/11/27 – Bloomberg News
The U.S. Supreme Court steered clear of the intensifying gun debate after the mass shootings in Nevada and Texas, turning away two appeals from firearms advocates, including one that sought a constitutional right to own a semiautomatic assault rifle.